Uncertainty of Monetary Valued Ecosystem Services - Value Transfer Functions for Global Mapping.

@article{Schmidt2016UncertaintyOM,
  title={Uncertainty of Monetary Valued Ecosystem Services - Value Transfer Functions for Global Mapping.},
  author={Stefan Schmidt and Ameur M. Manceur and Ralf Seppelt},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={e0148524}
}
Growing demand of resources increases pressure on ecosystem services (ES) and biodiversity. Monetary valuation of ES is frequently seen as a decision-support tool by providing explicit values for unconsidered, non-market goods and services. Here we present global value transfer functions by using a meta-analytic framework for the synthesis of 194 case studies capturing 839 monetary values of ES. For 12 ES the variance of monetary values could be explained with a subset of 93 study- and site… CONTINUE READING
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